Hyde Park on Hudson
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In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York - the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[It] may have the look of a prestige picture, but it plays more like a version of FDR's life as told by TMZ, focusing on naughty details and ignoring the historical implications of the events depicted."
‑ Noah Gittell, The Atlantic
"It's never a bad movie, but it can't quite gel into a good one either."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The performances across the board are strong, but it's Murray who's most impressive."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"The movie is all setting, nothing but plates and countrysides and old cars and absolutely nothing to say. It's a real snore."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"It's been a long time since Lost in Translation (2003), which is the last time Bill Murray did anything of real note in a film. Here he partially redeems the latter phase of his film career playing pre-war US President Franklin D. Roosevelt."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Somewhat uneven and ultimately underwhelming, but there's plenty to admire and enjoy here nonetheless."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Hyde Park on the Hudson' is a forgettable historical footnote."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"The potentially sordid FDR-and-Daisy half of the drama is feebly unrewarding, bordering on pointless, and bogged down by ponderous narration."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Movies.com
"The possibilities are endless, but none of them are explored with any depth herein."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"A delightful piece of historical speculation grounded in historical details and personal recollections that have continually been coming to light over the last seventy years ... Murray is terrific in the part - charming, at ease and cunning as a fox."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"A languid, tedious effort that never bothers to get to the heart of its characters, the film is a shallow reading of a significant time told mostly from the viewpoint of a lifeless character."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Essentially, Hyde Park on Hudson is a Shakespearean revel."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"An unconventional drama that succeeds despite an uneven plot."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"...you certainly could do worse than enjoy a fanciful little film about a gentle president, his supposedly homely lover and two twittish English people appalled by hot dogs. I just wish they'd gone ahead and changed the names."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The issue of FDR's fidelity remains a thorny topic for traditionalists and historians, never mind the light, fluffy - and ultimately disposable - version of events."
‑ Ed Gibbs, The Sunday Age
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